OFDD offers a series of faculty awards throughout the year to support the advancement of a diverse and inclusive Stanford Medicine faculty community and to encourage the study of underrepresented populations in medicine. Recognizing the successes of our faculty is important to OFDD as we honor our faculty’s myriad accomplishments.

Dr. Augustus A. White and Family Faculty Professionalism Award

The Dr. Augustus A. White III and Family Faculty Professionalism award serves to recognize outstanding work in helping to reduce health disparities or to enhance the effectiveness of minorities in the university community through research, education, mentoring or service. The Stanford faculty members selected and honored with the award are distinguished by their leadership in either: developing programs to support underrepresented early career faculty, students, or trainees, or, for research or teaching that affects underrepresented minority outcomes.

OFDD solicits nominations for this faculty award from all faculty, students, and staff at Stanford. Started in 2011 and awarded every other year, recipients receive a $1,500 financial award.

2021 Augustus White Award recipient

Tiffany Cheng, MD

Past awardees include:

Megan Mahoney, MD (2019)

Nancy Morioka-Douglas, MD, MPH (2017)

Fernando Mendoza, MD, MPH (2015)

Gabriel Garcia, MD (2013)

Marilyn Winkleby, PhD, MPH (2011)

HCOE/OFDD Faculty Fellowship

This annual fellowship is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD), and funded through the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) grant. The purpose of the fellowship is to help advance the careers of junior faculty from underrepresented backgrounds as well as those with academic research in health disparities. Faculty apply directly for the award, which provides a one-time stipend of $20,000 in support of salary, and $5,000 for travel and supplies. In addition, HCOE/OFDD Fellows are provided the opportunity to participate in OFDD training opportunities that will advance their career development at Stanford.

2020 recipients

Felipe De Jesus Perez, MD

Moises Gallegos, MD, MPH



McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards

The annual McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Awards provide research/project funding to junior faculty women for career advancement, or to junior faculty men or women who support the advancement of women in medicine through research. Faculty from all lines are encouraged to apply and must be within the first 7 years of their first faculty appointments. Recipients are awarded $30,000 for up to two years. In addition, McCormick and Gabilan Faculty Award winners are provided the opportunity to participate in OFDD training opportunities that will advance their career development at Stanford. This award is endowed through the legacy of Katharine D. McCormick. For the past several years, we have received generous support from Stanford University's Gabilan Fellowship to endow an additional 2 awardees each year.

2021 McCormick Gabilan Fellows

Xingxing Cheng, MD

Sruti Nadimpalli, MD

Serena Sanulli, PhD

Sophia Wang, MD

COVID-19 and Health Disparities Pilot Projects

In partnership with the Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education, the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity awarded six pilot grants to Stanford University School of Medicine faculty in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These grants are intended to support the advancement of research into the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing, health service use, and health outcomes of populations that experience health disparities in the United States.

Applications & Nominations

Application/nomination announcements are emailed to faculty when the annual submission process for each award opens. Further questions? 

Faculty Support

OFDD also supports the attendance of selected faculty at various external professional development seminars throughout the year.